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									                                       Michigan Department of Education
                                       Office of School Support Services
                                           School Nutrition Programs



                             2012 Summer Camp Special Milk Program


                                    INFORMATION SHEET

WHAT IS THE SUMMER CAMP SPECIAL MILK PROGRAM (SCSM)?

The SCSM Program is part of the Special Milk Program that provides milk to children in schools, child
care institutions, and eligible camps that do not participate in other federal child nutrition meal service
programs. The SCSM Program provides reimbursement to non-profit summer camps that offer milk to
children aged 19 years or younger.

WHO MAY SPONSOR THE SCSM?

Non-profit camps may apply for the program. Each camp must have a tax exempt status for the
Sponsor under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Code of 1986.

WHAT IS THE FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE PROGRAM?

Non-profit camps receive reimbursement from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
for each half-pint of milk served. The reimbursement rate for each half-pint of milk is $0.2050 for
Fiscal Year 2011-2012.

WHAT TYPES OF MILK MAY BE SERVED?

Pasteurized fluid types of unflavored or flavored low-fat milk, skim milk, and cultured buttermilk that
meet state and local standards may be served. All milk should contain vitamins A and D at levels
specified by the Food and Drug Administration.

HOW TO APPLY?

The application and claim process will be completed on-line through the following web-based
applications on the Michigan Education Information System (MEIS):

   Child Nutrition Application Program – Megs+
   Summer Camp Special Milk Program – SM-4012-SC – Claim Form

Before a SCSM sponsor can utilize the on-line Megs+ for the SCSM Program, there are a few key
requirements necessary of the SCSM sponsor. These requirements are:

1. A working e-mail address
   The State Agency will communicate electronically with you regarding the status of your application.

2. Access to a computer with the following:

       Working internet connection
       Web browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape 4.0+)
       JavaScript and session cookies enabled for the web browser
       Adobe Acrobat 4.0+



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3. A MEIS Account.

   This account can be obtained by going to the following website: http://michigan.gov/meis
   and clicking on the MEIS logo on the top of screen.
   On next screen, click on “Create an MEIS Account” and follow instructions.




4. A completed Child Nutrition Program Security Agreement.

   Once the designated authorized user’s MEIS account has been established, a Child Nutrition
   Program Security Agreement must be completed and returned to the Office of School Support
   Services. This form identifies the authorized user who will have security rights to Megs+ and/or
   Summer Camp Special Milk Program-SM-4012-SC claim program. Security rights are usually
   granted within 24 hours.
   You can access the Security Agreement at: http://michigan.gov/meis.




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5. To begin, go to: http://michigan.gov/meis. Scroll to Child Nutrition Programs (CNP). Under
   Program Applications, click on Michigan Electronic Grants System Plus (MEGS+).




6. Log in using your MEIS login name and password. Note: Your password is case sensitive.




7. A Level 3 Authorized Official must initiate the application by clicking the View Available
   Application/Tasks.




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8.   Click Initiate.




9.   Click I agree




10. Click View/Edit.




Complete application, following all directions as prompted.


Note: General instructions for completing the application are available in the Application Agreement
Materials. Help pages with additional information can be accessed by clicking on “Show Help” located
in the upper right hand corner of every page.


11. To submit your application, click on Change Status in the Quick Links menu bar at the top of the
    page.




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12. Click on Submitted.




WHAT IS THE DEADLINE DATE TO APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM?

Applications must be completed and submitted on Megs+ at least 2 weeks before your first camp
session and no later than June 20, 2012.


For additional information about the SCSM Program, call School Nutrition Programs at
517-373-3347 or send an email message to: MDE-SchoolNutrition@michigan.gov.



In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is
prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400
Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice).
Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the
Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal
opportunity provider and employer.




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